Matt Jacob’s Best Super Bowl Proposition Bets

The Prop: Colin Kaepernick Over/Under 50½ rushing yards (at Station sportsbooks)
The Play: Under
The Reason: Ravens defense faced two mobile QBs this year—Robert Griffin III and Michael Vick—and each rushed for just 34 yards.

The Prop: Will Kaepernick throw an interception? (at William Hill sportsbooks)
The Play: Yes (-120)
The Reason: Ravens have five INTs in playoffs, picking off Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck.

The Prop: Joe Flacco Over/Under 247 passing yards (at LVH sportsbook)
The Play: Over
The Reason: Flacco averages 283 passing yards per game last five games he’s started and finished. 49ers gave up 257 and 396 passing yards to Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan, respectively, in two playoff games.

The Prop: First team to miss field goal (William Hill)
The Play: 49ers (-130)
The Reason: Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is 32-for-35 on field goals this season; 49ers kicker David Akers is 30-for-44.

The Prop: Vernon Davis Over/Under 3 receptions (LVH)
The Play: Over
The Reason: Tight ends have caught 25 passes vs. Ravens in playoffs—at least seven in each game—and Davis had five receptions vs. Atlanta in NFC title game.

The Prop: First quarter total points Over/Under 10 (Stations)
The Play: Under
The Reason: Only twice in last 14 years have there been more than 10 first-quarter points.

The Prop: Will more points be scored in first half or second half/OT? (William Hill)
The Play: Second half/OT
The Reason: Second half has been higher scoring in 11 of the last 14 Super Bowls (including push last year).

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